Buenos Aires: Editorial Losada, S.A., 1952. Second Edition. An exemplary copy of this key collection of short fiction by Borges, including the title story - a literary and metaphysical masterpiece. The second edition adds four new stories and a brief afterword which did not appear in the first (1949), along with newly-designed cover art. A high-point of Latin American literature. Becco 38. Item #4585
Octavo (20.5cm); pictorial card wrappers with French flaps; ,7-157,pp. Light wear to joints, flap folds, and extremities, with publisher's rubber-stamped export price on rear endpaper; contents quite fresh; Near Fine.